Images and brief biographies include politicians, administrators, lawyers, social workers, authors, journalists, painters, sculptors, musicians, secretaries, national park rangers, clerks and scientists.
Some individuals were known to the public during the Great Depression era, 1933-1945, and remembered by historians. While others operated behind the scenes and have been virtually forgotten. Most played significant roles in the numerous agencies, projects and New Deal programs of the federal government during a time of great adversity.
To better understand New Deal history the contributions made by these woman must be acknowledge. Through their efforts, big and small, they collectively and profoundly reshaped the relationship between the government and American citizens.
Requests for Civilian Conservation Corps records should include:
Full name used at the time of service (provide exact spelling and include the middle name if known); nicknames (if known); also include spelling variations.
Social Security Number (if known)
Date of birth
Place of birth
Home address (city and state) at time of service (this would be where they enrolled)
Parents’ name. If the enrollee was an orphan or a war veteran list the closest relative or dependent.
Dates of service
CCC Company numbers
Location of CCC camp(s) (city and state)
Title(s) of position(s) held – What is meant by position or title is their status. Were they a regular- junior enrollee, war veteran, native american, artist. Some CCC enrollees advanced to the position of Leader, Assistant Leader, Company Clerk, Canteen Steward and various titles that were considered part of the technical staff.
Send your written request to:
National Archives & Records Administration
ATTN: Archival Programs
P.O. Box 38757
St. Louis, MO 63138
General information and questions- 314-801-0800 firstname.lastname@example.org
Allow several weeks for a response. NARA will do a free search. If a record is located you will be contacted with invoice/payment/delivery instructions. Fee information can be found here: NARA CCC records.
If you plan on visiting the archives in St. Louis it is suggested you submit your request prior. Directions may be found on their website – NARA St. Louis. When visiting the archives there is no fee to photograph or scan the records, but there is a charge for use of their onsite copy machines.